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Auckland
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.5
Persons: 1-2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 27347
Region: North Auckland

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Last Updated: November 28, 2017

Update: We are looking for helpers from now until 21 December (possibly longer, but we definitely cannot accommodate you from 27 December to 10 January as we have guests).

At this time we are looking for a couple that are comfortable working with horses and helping out around the property and the house while we work full time. It would be great if you had your own transport as the nearest shops are 3km away (although we do have bikes if you are keen).

We have a lovely 11 acre block, close to Kumeu, 30 mins drive to Auckland City, and 15 mins drive to the beautiful Muriwai Beach. We have 3 horses (one retired), a cat and 3 dogs (boxers) as well as some sheep, chickens, and a couple of peacocks. Ideally we looking for one or 2 people to help out with the garden (weeding/mowing/general maintenance etc) and with the animals in return for food and accommodation. Broadly speaking, we ask for around 4 hours "work" a day, 5 days a week. We are flexible about when the hours are worked and on which days, though we prefer it if your working days are during the week. We are laid back, and there are no children for you to look after. Separate cottage accommodation is provided that is very comfortable (bedroom and bathroom) and you would be able to help yourself to food during the day and join us for dinner in the evenings.

We would like a helper (or a couple) that is experienced with horses - preferably someone who has owned their own horse and understands how to care for them, as well as riding them. The horses are large warmbloods (163cm and 170cm), and not "push button", so if you want to ride you need to be a competent and confident rider who is able to jump and do basic dressage (leg yield, shoulder-in, flying changes, counter canter).

Ideally we like people who are prepared to stay for a few weeks at a time (3-4 weeks plus).

We look forward to meeting you!

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